Since the last patch there are some problems with the guildstone: it is impossible to declare peace on any guild we are warred with. For this reason at the time being we are not accepting war declarations: we could not peace them in case of trouble.
The gallery has been updated with a couple screenshots from yesterday's village council.
Bard in the bunch
Danith Runesong joins us as Ranger Initiate. Welcome in the bunch!
Britannia News Network has a new article up, explaining the recent events that had several of our members involved.
Council Meeting - Update
The Shadowmoor Council will meet today (Monday, March the 12th) at 4pm Moonglow clock. It was originally scheduled at 3pm.
The Challenge is now over, with the following winners:
Winner: Lancelot of the Rangers of Heart (awarded with a Clothing bless deed)
The Gallery was updated with some screenshots taken during the course of the event, don't miss the opportunity to give a look!
Congratulation to all the winners!
Auriel Zorana joins as Ranger Initiate: she distinguished herself during the Landslore Challenge, showing great knoweldge of our lands along with good skills as a ranger. Everybody welcome her in the band!
Check the latest announcement from the Yew Council about the Confidence Vote.
The next session of the Shadowmoor Council will meet Monday, March the 12th, at 3pm Moonglow clock. It will start with a public session where citizens are invited to voice their concerns, ideas and suggestions. A closed session will follow. In this occasion prospective members sponsored by the First Ranger, First Druid and Guard Captain may be interviewed.
with the Shadow Rangers
Stratics posted an interview with Nathan. Some little misconceptions and the first part of the interview was cut down (this part was mainly about the history of our guild, I can't blame the reporter). Overall the report is quite accurate. My thanks to Galen Wilding of the UOSS Catskills team for inviting our guild to an interview!
appears and calls for a gathering
Xenthyl has asked that any interested in learning more about Artarion's past gather outside Trammel Yew Empath Abbey at 7pm moonglow (est) time.
new Officers of the Yew Militia
The following was posted on the Abbey walls:
"For all to know, the high officers of the Yew Militia are as follows:
Centu, of the Keepers of Justice
These are the only current officers in the militia, anyone saying otherwise would be incorrect.
The census of Yew if now open in preparation for the coming vote of confidence next Monday. Learn more.
list of groups banned from Yew
Another edict from the Yew Mayor, Jas Lightstryder. It contains an updated and hopefully complete list of groups and individuals banned from town. Read the edict.
Yew Council Decisions
The latest edict from the Yew Council can be read here
Council Erupts in Violence
UOSS: "Today's meeting of the Yew Council was interrupted by a violent outburst which left two zombies un-animated, and the room in chaos..."
new village resident
Aure Calendros joins us as a Villager. She is the sister of Teleri the Guard and is a bard/healer. Everybody welcome her to the village!
Council authorizes Shadowmoor Caravan
Yesterday a delegation from Shadowmoor composed by Nathan Longbow, Aeeyia, Tiffany the Grandmaster Tailor and Lwyins the Grandmaster Bowyer headed to Trinsic. There they headed for the Town Hall where they requested for an audience with the town council. Once allowed they asked permission for a caravan of Shadowmoor to reach Trinsic and set up a market. The authorities then suggested that the caravan would head to Trinsic in time for the next Grand Market, scheduled sometime at the end of the month. The Shadowmoor caravan was also offered some escorting service upon reaching the southern lands.
Master Challenge - Update!
An important update to the rules set for the Master Challenge event has been posted on our public message board. Make sure to read it!
Claims Qua'Tel Deceased
UOSS: "Artarion, the mage who has been waging attacks against many Yew affiliated communities, stated Saturday afternoon that Qua'Tel was indeed killed during last week's joint attack on Yew, Felucca by both Artarion and Scaramandine the Elder..."
Two new tales by Okami have been posted on the Tales page
From UOSS: "In direct defiance of bans issued by the city's reigning council, Yew was
entered Saturday night by members of the Death Corps, the Crimson Alliance, the
Black Guard of Satamarin, and the Undead Minions of the Well. They appeared at
Empath Abbey in force, engaging in combat with members of the Knights of Yew,
the Celts, and others who chose to uphold the bans... "
and Scaramandine the Elder Attack Yew
Big events in Yew and elsewhere tonight. An accurate report was posted on the UOSS Castkills News (note: you find a link to Catskills News at the top of this page):
"In response to a tip from a source within the Shadow Rangers, hinting at important developments in the Ventryn case, Tymaron and I visited Yew tonight, finding a large number of our fellow Britannians assembled there."
The latest Yew Council Decisions can be found here.
new Ranger joins us
Anasazi Fremont joins us as Ranger Initiate. Yet some more work for our First Ranger it seems *winks*.
on Ventryn's return
The BNN reporters posted a good article on the recent events concerning Artarion and Ventryn. There is even an interesting hint about the famous "Ventryn staff". You can read the article here.
the Landslore Master Challenge!
Do you think that you are the perfect Ranger? Do you dare to claim that you know our lands like your pockets? Show us your skills! Win the Landslore Master Challenge!
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updated with shots from the Fire Dungeon expedition
The Gallery now contains two pictures taken during the Descent into Fire Dungeon. The event was a great success: we had up to 12 hunters taking part in the expedition. As planned, we entered the dungeon from the Serpents Hold entrance, fought our way to the bottom and then headed back to the lost lands exit. From there we had another rough time reaching the jungles: the volcanos area was filled with the same kind of creature that abound in the caves: efreetes, fire elementals, hell hounds, lava serpents... In the dungeon itself, among other creatures, we battled the lich lords, deamons, efreetes, evil mage lords, liches. Stay tuned for the next guild hunt!
As largely announced by all the medias, after 9 months and 18 days the village scout Crokneru has been promoted from "Ranger Initiate" to Shadowmoor Scout. To celebrate the event, a potrait of the rogue was posted on the Gallery page.
tale about Artarion attack on the moor
The Tales page has been updated with a tale from Ruden Solic, a former member of our guild and a good friend to all of us. He was kind enough to submit an excellent story about Artarion attack on Shadowmoor.
from the Yew Council
An important announcement was made today by the new Yew Council. It was pinned on the Abbey wall and elsewhere in Yew.
into Fire Dungeon
On Sunday the 25th (at 3pm EST) we'll gather a hunting party and head to the lost lands. Our mission: the complete exploration of the Fire Dungeon. Keep in mind that this mission is rated as extremely dangerous. Just to give you an idea or what we'll face: lich lords, liches, deamons, efreetes, evil mage lords, hell hounds, lava serpents, predator hellcats. The entrance to the dungeon itself is already very dangerous. The first level should be relatively easy while the deeper level is a true hell. This will be an occasion to test our team strategies but also a way to break the routine of costant fighting in Yew and Shadowmoor. Hopefully our enemies who seem to costantly target the green cloaks will leave us alone this time (yes this is a plea to you evil GMs: leave us alone! *grins*). If you plan on attending please let me know in advance so I can organize some sort of plan. We'll gather at the Lost Lands lighthouse and from there we'll sail to the volcanos area. Come fully equipped and don't be late!
Lucius Antius and Teleri Calendros have both been promoted to the rank of Shadowmoor Guard for their efforts in defending the village during Artarion's attacks. Congratulations to both of them!
You all probably noticed my absence for the past few weeks. That's because of my horrible internet connection. Once every 3 days I'm able to play for a short period of time, and I don't feel I'm able to perform the stonecontroller duties. Thus, I transferred the guildstone to Nathan. Direct all of your questions and complaints (poor Nate) to him. I hope to be back very soon.
Just today I found out that the UOSS guys added the village of Shadowmoor to their "Catskills Community" section. They also added the Shadow Rangers to their "Catskills Guilds" section. Now, if you have absolutely nothing else to do and you don't have a life other than your almighty guild, you could go there and vote for our links: eventually one day we'll show up in the list of the top-rated Catskills links. What for? I have no idea. But sounds like a k3w7 thing to do *grins*
a break from UO
As most of you know, I've been coming down with a bad case of UO burnout, and the only thing that's kept me logging on was the seer stuff going on. I probably won't be logging on all week, as I have a slew of offline games I need to finish, and I quite frankly wont have to worry about anything I kill in those hopping back up and screaming "U BROKE ROE UR A BAD RP IM TELLING UR GM!" or anything equally moronic. I'm hoping that given a week's break, I'll be able to get back to my usually tolerant self. And someone make sure to leave food in Ventryn's cell. I don't want to log back in to find him starved to death
Rangers it has been a while since I have had the privliage to announce this and it fills me with pride to do so once again. Let it be known that Edgar has completed his quest and now wears the cloak of the Deep Forest Ranger. Please take the oppertunity to congragulate this ranger on a job well done.
under attack - Ventryn captured
The Shadows Rangers Gallery has been updated with ten screenshots of friday's events. The turnout was quite impressive, at one point I counted 50+ heads in the village! I wish I had someone in the other places taking shots. According to the reports, the Purple Guardians of Honor castle was assaulted by orcs, ettins and trolls while the Aegis glade got ice creatures. Not sure on the Covenant Manor. We sure got the attention of fire creatures. If someone has more shots of the event (even taken in places other than Shaodwmoor), please email them to me: I will gladly add them to the gallery.
on Shadowmoor expected today!
As reported by Okami, we were informed that the evil wizard Artarion may launch a massive attack on Shadowmoor, Aeegis Glade and the other "crystal" places today (friday) at 7pm EST. This is a call to all the rangers and guards, druids and villagers! Take up your weapons for our village is in danger!
Just a quick report on yesterday's attack on Yew. Pirates (U.P. and Buc) and Legion of Dark Nation launched a large scale attack on Yew. Defending Yew: Serpents Knights, Knights of Yew, Shadow Rangers, Griffons. Also several independants(sorry but I can't remember if there was any other guild other than K*J who didn't interfere anyway). The enemy tried to take control of the winery roof while another rather large group tried to launch an attack from behind our lines (they moved in from the North-Western side of the abbey). Good battle overall. In the end the defenders won with little causalities. I believe that 99% of the attackers died (*mutters something about a damn fast Lady Vivian*). This battle once again showed us that Yew can defend itself well if there is good coordination and cooperation between the guilds. On a side note, I was impressed by the Order of Silver Serpent: they fought bravely for Yew. My respect goes to them and their leaders.
Im sorry to say fellow rangers the rumors are true. Im the First Ranger agian!!! Yay! come on all rejoice. Im looking forward to this term Ive been away from it too long. Got some nice ideas ill be sharing with the council. This is gonna be the golden age of shadowmoor mark my words! For starters ill be watching out for you Iniates the next week or so. I want to have time to get to know each of you a bit better. Ok well thats all for now I have to get back to the council board theres alot of stuff there i need to catch up on. Its amazing just how much the elders do that we never even know aobut. Everyone thank an elder today!
Perigon no hard feelings I do hope we are still pals :)
The Delucia folks are organizing a carnival festival on Saturday! The program is really interesting and I believe that we woodsmen can have some good fun there (I look forward for the Tippler's Tilt and Explosive Encounter events!). Here you find a link to the calendar of the events (scroll down the page a little to find it). We could gather at the moor and then head for Delucia togheter if there are enough people interested!